Tyr was such a good boy today! His progress since I (Jess) trained him last is amazing.
It was a PLEASURE training with your pooch today and we look forward to continuing to help you achieve your goals, skills and improve your relationship.
Your journey does not end here, it has only just begun!
"I trained hard, I played hard! Please find below the skills we worked on and my results. I look forward to showing you what I learnt and working on them more with you!" If you have any questions about the skills we trained please feel free to contact todays trainer."
|Skill||Comment||We focused on||Grade|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: We warmed up and spent the first session in the sunshine today! We focused on loose lead with emergency drops. Tyr has really good loose lead skills but his emergency drops were a little slow! So we went back to basics to speed up his drops. Emergency drops are good for sharpening the consistency and speed of the drops (as you are walking command 'drop' but don't stop walking - it further pushes their understanding of the skill). With more repetitions he was improving!||Focus: Back to Basics||B+|
|Skill learnt: Conditioning||Comment: Nail trimming - Tyr was not a big fan of having his paws touched so we worked on holding his paw and only letting go when he settled and stopped mouthing. Within a few repetitions of this he realised that pulling and mouthing didn't release his paw but when he was settled, then the paw was released. This helped change his mindset about fighting the paw hold and we were then able to introduce the clippers (hold paw, bring clipper to nail but just tap) and release and reward. In a very short span of time he was progressing well with this and the final step was trimming the nails (hold paw, nail clip, reward, repeat). We were able to clip all his front paw nails with him relaxing on the bed.||Focus: Conditioning||B|
|Skill learnt: Paws Up (on object)||Comment: Now that Tyr had a fresh set of nails it was time to show them off with paws up! He has a good understanding of this skill so we introduced more movement (encouraging him to pivot his hind legs around the pod). This can be challenging for larger dogs so he was a bit wobbly with it! This is great for rear end awareness as well as muscle development.||Focus: Confidence||B|
We recommend your next step should be…
A: Outstanding (90 – 100%) I understand my training, Neat & Complete! Ready to move on to higher difficulty & distraction
B: Great Work (80-89%) I mostly understand, Almost neat & complete! Needs practice in some areas. Mild distractions
C: Well Done (70-79%) Some good progress. Needs work, but on my way. Still learning. Low distractions.
D: Beginning (60-69%) My journey is just beginning, I don’t understand just yet. Introduction phase. No distraction.
E: Unable to Progress. Needs major focus, seek further options to assist.
X: Not gradable, the focus was on Enrichment, Socialisation & Engagement.
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